Bradley Wiggins to take on risky new challenge in Channel 4's The Jump

Previous series of the show have seen numerous contestants hospitalised

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Having announced his retirement last week, Bradley Wiggins is taking on a new challenge with Channel 4's The Jump.

The reality TV shows sees celebrities take on a variety of winter sports, including ski jumping, downhill skiing, ski cross, and bobsleigh.

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Wiggins will be taking part in the fourth series of the show, but the last series hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a succession of serious injuries, including a broken back for former gymnast Beth Tweddle, and a broken ankle, dislocated elbow, and dislocated shoulder for other contestants.

However Wiggins doesn't seem to have been put off swapping two wheels for two skis, saying that he sees the show as "a sporting challenge" that he wants to "go out there and win".

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Wiggins will be joined by Paralympic cycling and athletics gold medallist Kadeena Cox, as well as 12 other celebrities.

The transmission date for the show is yet to be announced.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.